Jackfruit: The crop of all trades
Jackfruit is the latest meat substitute trend promoting health, ethical and sustainable benefits. Currently, there are only a few jackfruit products on the market, but the versatile fruit is ripe for innovation.
The miracle fruit
Jackfruit is the world’s largest tree-borne fruit growing in a tropical climate, such as South-East Asia, India and South America. One tree can bear between 250 and 500 fruits per year, weighing 35 to 50kg and consisting of 100-500 edible seeds per fruit. 10 bulbs of this fruit keeps you full for half a day, which could help thwart world hunger.
Jackfruit can be grown all year round, is low maintenance and is resistant to pests, so no need for fertiliser or irrigation. This robust fruit that is resistant to climate change could be a viable substitute for wheat, corn and other staple crops that may be threatened in future.